Ever since transparent touch screens were first conceptualised about a year ago, they have developed in leaps and bounds.
Imagine being able to use photovoltaic cells instead of glass on the outside of skyscrapers.
Skyscrapers are covered from penthouse to foyer with windows and with these cells developed by researchers from UCLA, those windows can be used to power the whole building.
*Engadget featured these transparent cells via the press release from UCLA
On September 24th 2011, new work by Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata and a collaboration with Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh was unveiled in a public space near Borgloon-Heers in the Flemish province of Limburg. The installation of what looks like a transparent church, consists of a church shaped structure made from 30 tons of steel and 2000 columns and is built on a base of concrete. From different angles, the church shape looks more or less solid, illustrating the idea of transparency, that just because you don’t see something, doesn’t mean it’s not there.